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knowing their people and being known by them

As part of the liturgy for the consecration of bishops the Archbishop says that bishops are called to serve and care for the flock of Christ. Mindful of the Good Shepherd, who laid down his life for his sheep, they … Continue reading

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More in Common….

One of the wonderful characteristics of London is its diversity; it is multi faith and multi racial city but recent terror events across London, the UK and the world has meant that there has been an increase in the fear … Continue reading

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Clergy well-being or how to thrive

At the heart of my ministry is the call to an ever deepening relationship with God and his love. I have sought over the years to become what Ian Cowley calls a Contemplative Minister (The Contemplative Minister 2015 BRF), nurturing … Continue reading

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Live Like its Heaven on Earth

Sermon Preached at my farewell Service today at Exeter Cathedral  Isaiah 43:1-3a and Hebrews 6:13-20 They told me it never snowed in Devon! It is hard to believe that just over a month ago we were snowed under and I … Continue reading

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Hope and Building Community

My Easter Message which appeared in The Sun Newspaper today Just weeks ago, I fought my way through what seemed like an arctic blizzard as I walked towards St Mary, Stoke Newington to visit Hackney Night Shelter, which supports the … Continue reading

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God is Faithful

Since my appointment was announced back in December I have felt slightly like the pushmi-pullyu from Dr Doolittle; Facing the Diocese of Exeter as I prepare to leave well and toward the Diocese of London as I take opportunities to … Continue reading

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Accelerating Change – Safe and Open Churches

It is my fervent prayer that the church is a place where all people are welcomed into open and secure communities that make known Christ’s reconciling peace and love. Over the years it has been with sadness and horror that … Continue reading

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